Friday, June 27, 2014

3rd Annual I Love Lucy 4th of July Marathon in NYC; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of June 30, 2014)

I Love Lucy 4th of July Marathon on WLNY

One of the most beloved sitcoms in television history will light up the airwaves on Independence Day in NY on Friday, July 4, when WLNY-TV (Channels 10/55) presents the third annual I Love Lucy marathon from 9am to 5pm. The marathon will culminate with the famous 1956 "Lucy's Italian Movie" episode, when Lucy visits Italy and stomps grapes in preparation for the opportunity to star in a movie, airing at 4:00pm and the 1956 episode "Return Home from Europe," when Lucy disguises a large block of cheese as an infant in the airport, airing at 4:30pm. WLNY'S I Love Lucy marathon will also feature 1953's "The Million Dollar Idea" episode, where Lucy and Ethel attempt to put Lucy's salad dressing on the market (1:00pm), the 1955's "Lucy Learns to Drive" episode, where Lucy finds herself in car trouble (2:00pm), 1955 episode, "LA at Last," where Lucy runs into celebrity William Holden in Los Angeles (2:30 pm), and the 1952 iconic episode "Lucy Does A TV Commercial," when Lucy stars in a commercial for Vitameatavegamin (3:00pm). Tune in NY on 4th of July!


It's Friday, so it is time for "Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows" for the coming week. This is where we list what sitcom stars are appearing on talk shows for the coming week, the stars are both current and past sitcom stars, so this is for all sitcom fans of all eras!
For the week of June 30-July 4, 2014, we have many current sitcom stars and past sitcom stars on TV talk shows! All times listed are Eastern. So get your DVRs (or whatever you use) ready! Ready? Here is all what you need to know for the coming week!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

  • Tori Spelling and Jennie Garth (Mystery Girls/What I Like About You) - The stars of ABC Family's Mystery Girls are guests on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Sheryl Lee Ralph (Instant Mom/It's a Living/Moesha) - Sheryl discusses her unconventional family on Oprah: Where Are They Now? at 9pm ET/PT on OWN.
Monday, June 30, 2014
  • Louis C.K. (Louie) - Watch Louis on a repeat of The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly) - Melissa appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parnham (Playing House/Best Friends Forever) - Jessica and Lennon are guests on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Toni Collette (United States of Tara) - Toni is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Beth Behrs and Kat Dennings (2 Broke Girls) - Beth and Kat square off with Rachael Ray in the ultimate waitress challenge on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Retta (Parks and Recreation) - Retta appears on a repeat of Bethenny, so check your local listings.
  • Elizabeth Gillies (Victorious) - Elizabeth will be on PIX Morning News on WPIX in New York at 8:35am.
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
  • Christopher Meloni (Surviving Jack/The Fanelli Boys) - Catch Christopher on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Kevin Hart (Undeclared/The Big House) - Kevin is part of the guest panel on a repeat of Chelsea Lately on E! at 11pm.
  • Betty White (Hot in Cleveland/The Golden Girls/The Mary Tyler Moore Show) - Tune in to see Betty on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • George Lopez (Saint George/George Lopez) - George appears on a repeat of The Arsenio Hall Show, so check your local listings.
  • Rob Reiner (All in the Family) - Rob discusses his new film And So It Goes on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso is part of Plugged In Panel on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Arsenio Hall (Arsenio) - Arsenio hosts Rachael Ray's surprise birthday party on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
  • Sarah Silverman (The Sarah Silverman Program) - Watch Sarah on a repeat of The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Maz Jobrani (The Knights of Prosperity) - Maz appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Wanda Sykes (The New Adventures of Old Christine/Wanda at Large) - Wanda is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly) - Melissa is part of the guest panel on Chelsea Lately on E! at 11pm. Melissa and her husband Ben Falcone will be on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
  • Gillian Jacobs (Community) - Gillian appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Woody Harrelson (Cheers) - Woody is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Andrea Martin (Working the Engels) - Andrea is tentatively scheduled to appear on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Suzanne Somers (Three's Company/Step by Step) - Suzanne stops by Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Jay Thomas (Love & War/Murphy Brown/Cheers) - Jay will be on The Better Show, so check your local listings.
  • Judy Reyes (Scrubs) - Judy is a guest on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York at 9:20am.
Thursday, July 3, 2014
  • Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) - Catch Jim on a repeat of The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Ben Falcone (Joey) - Ben visits Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Pam Dawber (Mork & Mindy/My Sister Sam) - Pam appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Whitney Cummings (Whitney) - Tune in to see Whitney on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Ken Jeong (Community) - Ken is a guest on a repeat of The Arsenio Hall Show, so check your local listings. He also appears on a repeat of The Queen Latifah Show, so check your local listings.
  • Mary Steenburgen (Ink) - Mary appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Elizabeth Berkley (Saved by the Bell) - Elizabeth is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Brent Morin (Undateable) - Brent behind-the-scenes stories from his show on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
Friday, July 4, 2014
  • Betty White (Hot in Cleveland/The Golden Girls/The Mary Tyler Moore Show) - Watch Betty on a repeat of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jason Biggs (Mad Love/Drexell's Class) - Jason chats on a repeat of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Caroline Rhea (Sabrina, the Teenage Witch) - Caroline is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Kevin Nealon (Weeds/Hiller and Diller/Champs) - Kevin appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Wendi McClendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement) - Wendi joins the Chew Crew on a repeat of ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Kym Whitley (Young & Hungry/Animal Practice/The Parkers) - Kym appears on a repeat of The Queen Latifah Show, so check your local listings.
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New on DVD/Blu-ray (March/April)

The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season Father Knows Best - Season Five

03/03 - The Dick Van Dyke Show - Now... In Living Color! (Blu-ray)
03/07 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season
03/07 - Mama's Family - Mama's Favorites
03/07 - That '70s Show - The Complete Series - Flashback Edition (Blu-ray)
03/07 - What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season
03/07 - You Me Her - Season One
03/14 - Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season
03/14 - Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - Season Two
03/21 - Master of None - Season One
04/04 - Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season
04/11 - Father Knows Best - Season Five
04/11 - Schitt's Creek - The Complete Third Season
04/11 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
04/11 - Veep - The Complete Fifth Season
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, April 25

The Middle - "Trip and Fall" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Trashy neighbor Rita Glossner (Brooke Shields) talks an apprehensive Frankie into taking a road trip to an unknown destination; Mike takes an embarrassing fall at the quarry and has to deal with even more embarrassment when OSHA is called in to investigate; and Sue attempts to convince Axl to end his estrangement with the family after learning their true feelings about April.

American Housewife - "The Otto Motto" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Taylor keeps quitting school activities, Greg says that Katie, quite the quitter herself, sets a poor example. He challenges her to finally learn French after quitting lessons so long ago, so she reluctantly enrolls in a college class.

Speechless - "S-I-- SICK D-A-- DAY" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Maya gets sick, Jimmy is forced to be the mom of the house, and Dylan becomes Kenneth’s replacement for JJ when Kenneth also gets sick. Jimmy ends up doing well with Maya’s normal duties, but he tries to keep it from her to avoid her feeling bad. Meanwhile, JJ protects Dylan from a boy she’s interested in. And despite its illness, the family bands together and pulls an all-nighter to finish Ray’s school project.

Imaginary Mary - "In a World Where Worlds Collide" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Alice freaks out when her friends want to meet Ben. But when an outing with everyone goes surprisingly well, Alice wants to meet Ben’s friends. However, Ben is hesitant but devises a plan that will impress Alice; but later, he makes a surprising admission.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "The Last Ride" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
In what could be their last case as partners, Jake and Charles go to great extremes to apprehend a local bike thief. Terry shockingly isn’t in the lead for “Mr. Nine-Nine” (the detective who has solved the most cases), leaving Rosa determined to boost his ego. Meanwhile, Amy spends some precious time with Holt.

The Mick - "The Implant" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Sabrina tells Mickey she wants to augment her figure, so Mickey decides the best way to dissuade her from doing so is to do a test-run in public. Meanwhile, Jimmy takes Chip and Ben to a baseball game to teach them how to be more masculine.

Great News - "Pilot" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Katie (Briga Heelan), a frustrated cable news producer, is horrified when her mom, Carol (Andrea Martin), gets an internship at "The Breakdown." Despite Katie's best efforts, Carol is instantly beloved by the entire office, including blowhard veteran anchor Chuck (John Michael Higgins). But when Katie hits a roadblock while producing a big story, she realizes that maybe having a mom at work isn't such a bad thing.

Great News - "Bear Attack" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Katie (Briga Heelan) tries to set workplace boundaries with Carol (Andrea Martin), but when a big story about an escaped bear lands in her lap, her mom can't help but meddle. Meanwhile, Greg (Adam Campbell) tries to get Chuck (John Michael Higgins) and Portia (Nicole Richie) to do a little friendly banter at the end of the show.

The Detour - "The Mule" (TBS, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Robin and Nate live out their action movie fantasies as they make their way to the kids, who are actually doing fine without them.

The Detour - "The Ass" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
The family reunites, but this time Robin makes a huge mistake.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 24)

Tuesday, April 25

  • Amanda Peet (Brockmire/Togetherness/Bent) - Catch Amanda on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC. She also appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Patton Oswalt (The Goldbergs/The King of Queens) - Patton stops by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Kal Penn (We Are Men/How I Met Your Mother) - Kal is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Sanaa Lathan (Family Guy/The Cleveland Show/LateLine) - Sanaa stops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Reid Scott (Veep/My Boys) - Reid visits Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Arden Myrin (Working) - Arden appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Hank Azaria (Brockmire/The Simpsons/Free Agents) - Hank is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Andrea Martin (Difficult People/Working the Engels) - Andrea visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • John Leguizamo (The Brothers Garcia) - John guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Patti LaBelle (Out All Night) - Patti will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Andrea Martin (Great News/Difficult People/Working the Engels) - Andrea talks about Good News on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and in the 10am hour.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/In the House/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso will be on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Jason Jones (The Detour) - Jason talks about The Detour on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Ross Lynch (Austin & Ally) - Ross opens up about his new movie My Friend Dahmer on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Tim Daly (Wings) - Tim is a guest on the AOL Build Show at 11am.
  • Peter Engel (Producer of Saved by the Bell/California Dreams/Hang Time) - Peter dishes about his new memoir I Was Saved by the Bell on the The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Trial & Error/Less Than Perfect/Sherri) - Sherri is a guest on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Danny DeVito (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia/Taxi) - Danny appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.